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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.

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sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow

上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.

But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that

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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen

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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.

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d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund

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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot

上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a

fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.

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President, Hanoi’s National Assembly chairwoman meet

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ritime peace and stability with practical efforts, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

上海419品茶微信Xi made the remark while meeting with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vietnam

‘s National Assembly chairwoman, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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neral secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vietnamese president.

上海419品茶微信Xi said China and Vietnam are “friends plus comrades”, and also a community with a shared future with strategic significance.

Noting that next year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic

relations between China and Vietnam, Xi said that the two countries should stay true to their original a上海419

spiration, focus on the overall situation, develop friendship and deepen cooperation.

上海419品茶微信The two nations should make full use of the traditional advantage of party-to-party exchanges, dee

pen communications on the experience of governance, learn from each other’s outcomes of theoretical innovation, m

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Xi called on the two countries to connect their development strategies, prom

上海419品茶微信ote the connection of the Belt and Road with Vietnam’s Two Corridors and One Eco

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The two countries should enhance people-to-people exchanges and develop the bilateral friendship, Xi said.

They should strengthen coordination in international affairs and jointly safeguard the interests of the two countries, Xi added.上海419品茶微信

The cooperation of legislative authorities is an important part of bila

teral relations, Xi said, and China’s National People’s Congress and Vietnam’s National

Assembly have maintained frequent contacts in recent years and achieved fruitful outcomes.

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To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing

, local herdsmen have returned their lands to nature and resettled in county urban areas. 上海419

In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens

 上海419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o

fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.

A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age. 上海419品茶微信

To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo

cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e

 上海419cological conservators” for every registered family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co

nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.

With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the 上海419品茶微信

ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l

ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives. 上海419

“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef

 上海419品茶微信ore the season for picking chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte

r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa

ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.

“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes 上海419

much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.

As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin 上海419品茶微信

g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.

To address such concerns, Sanj 上海419iangyuan National Park’s managem

ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.

“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives

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sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.

After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub

sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak

es money by picking chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat

erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Shanghai and provinces of the Yangtze River Delta region, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, will work together to strengt

hen intellectual property protection, according to the press conference on intellectual property de上海419

velopment and protection in the Yangtze River Delta held on April 19 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

上海419品茶微信The three provinces and Shanghai signed a letter of intent on optimizing the intellectua

l property business environment in the Yangtze River Delta region. Together they will set up an in上海419

tellectual property protection and cooperation mechanism and an intellectual property service system for th

上海419品茶微信e Yangtze River Delta region to bolster its overseas resource sharing of intellectual property.

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or economic and social development in the Yangtze River Delta region, as well as a significant topic to discuss for S

hanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces,” said Yang Hui, member of the Party Leadership Group of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Ad

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pecific measures, cooperation mechanisms and operational cooperation projects.

Shanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces also released their white

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The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Ser

vice Platform (SIPOP) passed the inspection by the National Intellectual Property Administration on April 22 and b上海419品茶微信

ecame operational, according to the municipal government press conference on April 23.

An integrated trading platform website, Zhong Zhi Lu (www.sinoip.net), has also上海419

been built for the international operation platform for online purchase of intellectual property projects.

The pilot platform in Shanghai is an important department of the state intellectual property rights (IPR) op

eration public service system, as well as a significant infrastructure of the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center,

said Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.

The platform is located in Zhangjiang International Talent Hub in Pudong New Area. It will realize IPR trading services, fin

ancial innovation, overseas layout and rights protection, as well as key industry operations and basic services.

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President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination

China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests

and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.

Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian

g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.

Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin

g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.

The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica

l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a

nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.

China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.

China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te

rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.

Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join

tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro

mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.

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上海419品茶微信By May this year, NIO had delivered over 170,000 ES8 vehicles, and the 70 kilowatt-hour battery packs produced after Oct 20, 2018, have been equipped with modules of the specification model NEV-P102, which has no safety hazards, the company said.

A senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business envi

ronment, as the country is determined to develop an advanced intellectual property protection legal regime.上海419

“We are very optimistic about the future of China’s business environment,” said Eric Liu, managing

partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm. The office is the British law firm Linklaters’ joint operating partner in China.上海419品茶微信

Despite the uncertainty caused by the trade conflict, which has put investment and consumption on hold, Liu said he believes “Chin

a will continue opening its economy up to international trade and cross-border inbound and outbound direct investment.”

“China has become increasingly innovative, and is determined to develop an advanced legal regime for IP prot

ection, and new protection mechanisms have already taken shape in the country,” he said in a written reply.

He believes China will step up its efforts in protecting the intellectual prope

rty rights of foreign investors, following the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law.

Asked about his take on the China-US trade dispute, Liu said: “Although we have seen many uncertainties concerning the tra

de dynamics between China and the US, we still believe in the potential and vitality of trade and investment markets.”

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ment still exist 上海419女神会所lacross the country, due to different understanding of the latest taxation law, Zhang added.

The new policy announcement pointed out three scenarios of property

transfers, including parents granting housing ownership to their children, and discount cou

pons and hongbao, or red envelopes, stuffed with cash used by families and friends online, all should be free from taxation.

Six other taxation items which have been levied in the past have been left out. Stock inves

tors will not have to pay tax for their transaction fee returns from securities firms, for instance.

Zhang said that the announcement reassures the revised individual taxation law w

ould benefit households and individuals and dispels some unreasonable doubts, while eliminating unne

cessary inconsistencies between current and previous tax policies and making tax more practical and effective.

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General Secret上海419品茶微信ary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping sa

t down Thursday for talks with Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Xi is paying a two-day state visit to the neighboring country at the invit

ation of Kim, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

Xi highlighted China’s firm position on Wednesday to build close ties with the DPRK, and reaffirm

ed Beijing’s support for Pyongyang in striving for the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Xi made the comments in a signed article published by the DPRK’s mainstream media

including the Rodong Sinmun, an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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crash involving 上海419女神会所a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21,

were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road.

The identities of the dead have not yet been released by officials.

Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minist

er Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.
The lorry and bus collided on Friday at a

round 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people incl

uding the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed.

Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition.

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Chinese Preside上海419品茶微信nt Xi Jinping on Saturday urged Asian countries and their partners to join hands in

opening up new prospects for Asian security and development under new circumstances.

Addressing the fifth summit of the Conference on Interactio

n and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Tajikistan, Xi called on CICA m

embers to uphold the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and explore a regio

nal security structure with Asian features to realize collective security for Asia.

Calling Asia one of the most dynamic and most promising regions in the world, Xi said Asian countries also face common chall

enges including insufficient political mutual trust, imbalanced economic development, and outstanding security and go

vernance issues, and thus there is a long way to go to realize long-lasting peace and shared prosperity.

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